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Gravity (2013)

PG-13 | | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller | 4 October 2013 (USA)
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Two astronauts work together to survive after an accident leaves them stranded in space.

Director:

Alfonso Cuarón
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1,215 ( 326)
Won 7 Oscars. Another 233 wins & 183 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete credited cast:
Sandra Bullock ... Ryan Stone
George Clooney ... Matt Kowalski
Ed Harris ... Mission Control (voice)
Orto Ignatiussen Orto Ignatiussen ... Aningaaq (voice)
Phaldut Sharma ... Shariff (voice)
Amy Warren Amy Warren ... Explorer Captain (voice)
Basher Savage Basher Savage ... Russian Space Station Captain (voice)
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Storyline

Dr. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) is a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalski (George Clooney) in command of his last flight before retiring. But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalsky completely alone - tethered to nothing but each other and spiraling out into the blackness. Written by MuTaTeD

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Taglines:

Don't Let Go

Genres:

Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense perilous sequences, some disturbing images and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

As of 2018, this film has won the most Academy Awards (seven) ever since the increase in number of Best Picture nominated films to more than five for the 82nd Academy Awards. See more »

Goofs

The whole premise of the communication blackout is very dubious. The vast majority of communication satellites are in higher orbits than would have been affected by the debris cloud created by the Russians. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Mission Control: Please verify that the P1 ATA removal on replacement cap part 1 and 2 are complete.
Explorer Captain: DMA, M1, M2, M3 and M4 are complete.
Mission Control: Okay. Copy that, Explorer. Dr. Stone, Houston. Medical is concerned about your ECG readings.
Ryan Stone: I'm fine, Houston.
Mission Control: Well, medical doesn't agree, Doc. Are you feeling nauseous?
Ryan Stone: Not anymore than usual, Houston. Diagnostics are green. Link to communications card ready for data reception. If this works, when we touch down tomorrow, I'm buying all you guys a round of drinks.
Mission Control: ...
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Crazy Credits

The director thanks his mother during the end credits, in Spanish: "a mi mamá, gracias". See more »


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922 Anthem
Written by Gaurav Dayal
Performed by Djay Adx featuring Gaurav Dayal
Courtesy of Crucial Music Corporation
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A definite must watch for lovers of good cinematography
27 October 2013 | by AlarmedCouchSee all my reviews

Gravity pulled me back into the world of space stations, astronauts, and dangers of space junk. A world of wonder that I experienced watching recordings from space shuttle missions and Hubble documentaries. And I am happy about it.

The main stars are Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) and Matt Kowalski (George Clooney), and they are the only people whose living faces we see throughout the movie. What we see are probably the best space visuals in a movie that have been ever part of a non-documentary. The visuals are crisp and steady. A welcome change from all the shaky-cam that we see in the recent cinema.

An interesting and refreshing point was proper use of the first-person camera. I felt as if I was looking from inside of the space suit. I felt that strange mix of claustrophobia and agoraphobia that is possible to experience only in the vastness of space while being in this insignificant amount of fabric and tech. These shots were few which made them significant and were well established in the relationship to the surrounding so I knew where I was looking at all times. One of the harder things to achieve in the emptiness of space.

The film was perfectly paced for a space movie. Coming into the movie, I was ready for extremely slow space walks, but Cuaróns managed to beat my expectations by introducing welcome highly dynamic scenes to separate off the slower paced ones.

The plot was fairly standard, but here again Cuaróns managed to keep it very fresh by giving us one large surprise mid-film. One major problem with the movie was that it did not make me care for Stone which was essential to sink into the movie. Cuaróns made a strange decision to make her a person without family. Meaning that her only motivation to survive was her own survival instinct. But this decision meant that Stone could explore some topics that are available only to people without stronger survival motivations.

On a more nit-picky note, what was with that in-your-face symbolism of a womb in the middle of the movie. Either I have not noticed other symbols, or in a film with a very few symbols, there is one that is sticking out and heavily disrupting the flow of the story.


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Language:

English | Greenlandic

Release Date:

4 October 2013 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Lake Powell, Arizona, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$55,785,112, 6 October 2013

Gross USA:

$274,092,705

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$723,192,705
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2.39 : 1
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